Dang, I wish I was in New York for the week as the PEN World Voices festival kicks off. It starts tonight at Cooper Union with a discussion called Green Thoughts: Writers on the Environment. Speakers will include Billy Collins, Jonathan Franzen, Moses Isegawa, Pico Iyer, Geert Mak, Marilynne Robinson, Roxana Robinson, Salman Rushdie, Gary Shteyngart, Janne Teller, and Colson Whitehead. What a lineup! All of the events are studded with great, talented writers. If you’re in New York, take advantage!